Chesapeake Bay Academy

     Tel: (757)497-6200
Grades: K - 12 | 108 students
Chesapeake Bay Academy is the only K-12 school in the Hampton Roads area dedicated to educating bright students who have difficulty learning and achieving in traditional lecture-style educational environments due to learning disabilities and/or attention disorders.  Our school celebrates each child’s uniqueness, and empowers students who may not have succeeded in traditional learning institutions to grow and thrive.  

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 12
Year Founded 1989

Student Body

Total Students 108 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 23%
State avg.: 27%
Students by Grade Chesapeake Bay Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 27%
Average Class Size 8 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
% on Financial Aid 60%
Admissions Director Dana Bender


Total Sports Offered 8 sports
Sports Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, VolleyballBasketballBowling,
CheeringCross Country,

School Notes:

  • Chesapeake Bay Academy is the only K-12 school in Southeastern Virginia licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia and accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools to serve students with Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) and Other Health Impairment (OHI).
  • The mission of Chesapeake Bay Academy is to educate students, including those with learning and attention disorders, whose potential may only be realized through an individualized academic program and to empower students to transition successfully from the separate lower, middle and upper school divisions to the next most appropriate educational setting.
  • Chesapeake Bay Academy is committed to the individual success of students of all races, creeds, ethnic origins, and socio-economic backgrounds who can benefit from the school's specialized programs.
  • Chesapeake Bay Academy is committed to providing a supportive, challenging, and safe environment in which students, who demonstrate a discrepancy between academic achievement and aptitude, build self-esteem, discover their capabilities, address their educational differences, and acquire strategies for success.
  • Chesapeake Bay Academy is committed to a dynamic curriculum individualized for each student by specific educational plans implemented through multi-sensory instruction, experiences with leading technologies, and close interactions with adult mentors.
  • For more information, please go to, or call (757) 497-6200.

Profile last updated: 10/10/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Norfolk Academy (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Norfolk Academy (0.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Diamond Springs KinderCare (0.8 miles away)
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